Minsk Group on Donbas settlement agrees on forming lists for prisoners’ swap

Source : 112 Ukraine

Besides, the parties discussed the necessity of observing the ceasefire regime in Donbas
13:30, 28 May 2020

Leonid Kuchma
Open source

The agreement was reached on the discussion of the forming lists for prisoners’ exchange at the session of the Trilateral Contact Group, as Ukraine's President’s Office reported.

The agreement on the discussion of the lists for the mutual release of captives was reached within the work of the humanitarian group.

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Ukraine insisted that Russia should provide access to the OSCE SMM to spot, particularly, the possible violations of the ceasefire. Particularly, the mission patrols spotted the trails of heavy armor in the territory of occupied Donbas.

“The parties continued discussions on the opening of new checkpoints on the demarcation line, particularly, in Zolote. They also discussed the issue of ensuring the unimpeded crossing of the checkpoints by entrants in the framework of the admission campaign, defining it as a humanitarian need,” the message said.

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During the discussion of the possibility of the elections in occupied Ukraine by the political group, Ukraine underlined one more time that the elections might take place only after the fulfillment of the security demands, withdrawal of foreign troops from the territory of Ukraine and disarmament of the military formations, receiving of control over the border by Ukraine and only according to the Ukrainian legislation upon the condition of provision of the activity of the Ukrainian mass media, political parties, international observers.

During the work of the economic group, the Ukrainian side underlined that the restoration of the banking system, tax administration might take place in accordance with the Ukrainian legislation. The Russian side would not object to the importance of the supremacy of the Ukrainian legislation in the temporarily occupied territories.

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Earlier, Ukraine's representatives offered to return occupied Donbas to this country's tax sphere and verify the Ukrainian property based in the occupied territories.

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